As the memory of the electrifying inaugural IAAF World Relays fades, there is still a lot we have to be excited about. The news that we have tripled our investment into the games is exactly what the investors and the public want to hear. This means we are making progress in the right direction, but let’s do more. Now it is time for The Bahamas to show what the outcome of the … [Read more...] about Attraction by attraction
Treasure Beach is a small, interesting and dynamic community with a great sense of its own identity whose main areas of economic activity are tourism, fishing and farming. However, the need for growth in all three sectors has led to the formation of a complex tourism cluster comprising small hotels, villas and guest houses; restaurants; tour companies and operators; … [Read more...] about Shaping the Future of Treasure Beach, Jamaica
IDB approved a US$6.75 million loan to Caribe Hospitality Jamaica in December 2012 to construct and operate a 129 room Marriott Courtyard Hotel in New Kingston Jamaica. In addition to providing loan funds, IDB saw the opportunity to provide technical assistance to enhance the development impact of the project. IDB then conducted a Shared Value Appraisal, in partnership … [Read more...] about Growing Jamaica’s Hotel Industry while Training At-Risk Youths
After a couple years of marriage, it seems that the first two questions out of everyone’s mouth is some variation of “so… when are you going to start a family?” and “do you think you’ll settle down in Washington DC?” After carefully delivering non-committal responses, my mind almost always drifts (perhaps to escape further questioning) to two major thoughts: (a) if I were to … [Read more...] about Creative and Cultural Blind Spots
I attended a marvelous thought provoking presentation to IDB staff entitled LAC 2025, led by our president Luis Alberto Moreno. In a modern accessible format, different members of staff guided us through a snapshot of the bank's vision for Latin America in the next 10 years or so. While Caribbean voices were not totally absent (a citizen security project in CTT was … [Read more...] about An Innovation Revolution by 2025?